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Did Netflix Really Put Blockbuster Out of Business? This Infographic Tells the Story

fb.indiewire.com – It's easy to blame Netflix for Blockbuster's bankruptcy. The truth is Blockbuster had problems -- big ones -- long before Netflix entered the picture. And who better to tell us than the bean counters? Topaccountingdegrees.org prepped an infographic that illustrates many of the high/lowlights, including the time Blockbuster missed its chance to purchase Netflix for $50 million back in 2000. 9 hours 53 min ago via theothersenhman
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This Is Why I Side With Dylan Farrow

feedproxy.google.com – A survivor of childhood sexual abuse asks us to listen. 12 hours 7 min ago via theothersenhman
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Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Addiction After Philip Seymour Hoffman Death

thewrap.com – Monday was Jamie Lee Curtis’ 15-year anniversary of sobriety, and although it was just a day after Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a suspected heroin overdose, the actress chose to remind us that addiction doesn’t just affect the rich and famous. “I went to sleep last night imagining the grief of the family, children, friends, colleagues and fans of Mr. 12 hours 7 min ago via brucelee
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Roger Ebert's Widow Reveals That the Critic Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Him in a Film

fb.indiewire.com – Fresh off of world premiering to rave responses at the Sundance Film Festival, Steve James' moving Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" screened last night at New York City's Paley Center, at an event hosted by Rooftop Films and Champagne Piper-Heidsieck. Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, was on hand, along with James and Ebert's good friend, filmmaker Ramin Bahrani ("At Any Price") for a post-screening Q&A hosted by New York Times' film critic A.O. 13 hours 52 min ago via brucelee
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Philip Seymour Hoffman ‘Seemed High,’ Took Out $1,200 From Supermarket ATM Before Death, CNN Says

thewrap.com – Philip Seymour Hoffman seemed high to his former partner and took out $1,200 in cash from a New York City supermarket ATM on the night before his death, CNN reports. Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 46. Also read: Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: 5 Projects the Actor Had In the Works The network’s reconstruction of the Oscar-winning actor’s final hours said he was talking with two men wearing messenger bags as he made the withdrawals between 8 p.m. 14 hours 22 min ago via brucelee
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Hooray For Hollywood! The Answer To Your Question Is: Money

feedproxy.google.com – Hello! My name is Todd and I will be your humble(ish) guide through the sausage factory that is Hollywood. Or, to be more precise, I will be endeavoring to provide a window into aspects of the business of filmmaking that may seem odd, counterintuitive, byzantine and/or opaque. Very often, the reason things seem this way is because they are odd, counterintuitive, byzantine and/or opaque.They are this way for a reason and that reason is almost always "money". 14 hours 23 min ago via jackiechan
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Gave 'Almost Famous' Star Patrick Fugit 'School-of-Hard-Knocks' Treatment

feedproxy.google.com – The young star of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film recalls what he learned by working with the "intimidating" actor, who was found dead on Sunday. 14 hours 23 min ago via theothersenhman
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Hong Kong Actor, Director Wu Ma Dies at 71

feedproxy.google.com – The star of "A Chinese Ghost Story" died of lung cancer in Hong Kong. 19 hours 23 min ago via jetli
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Cameron Crowe Pens Heartfelt Tribute to 'Almost Famous' Star Philip Seymour Hoffman

feedproxy.google.com – The filmmaker writes that Hoffman helped shape one of the movie's key scenes: "When the scene was over, I realized that Hoffman had pulled off a magic trick." 1 day 6 hours ago via donnieyen
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Universal’s 2014 Box-Office Strategy: No Blockbusters? No Problem … So Far

thewrap.com – Universal Pictures had a terrific January, driving the month’s domestic box office to $892 million — nearly 8 percent over last year and the best since 2010 – with mid-budget movies that over-performed. That has to be encouraging for studio leadership, because that’s the formula Universal will be working with for the rest of 2014.

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2014 Box Office Will Be Hurt By Diminishing Popularity Of 3D Movies: Analyst

deadline.com – The year will have 28 films in 3D — down from 34 last year and a peak of 39 in 2011 — which is one reason why Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne says today that he expects this year’s domestic ticket sales to fall as much as 2%. Another reason: The analyst predicts that audience interest in 3D will continue to cool. 1 day 10 hours ago via jetli
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death: Cannes President, Bollywood Pay Homage

feedproxy.google.com – "Life of Pi's" Irrfan Khan says he "left the show in the middle," while an Australian collaborator lauds him as "Meryl Streep with a beard." 1 day 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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Sony Pictures Classics: Woody Allen ‘Deserves Our Presumption of Innocence’

thewrap.com – Sony Pictures Classics, the longtime distributor of the films of Woody Allen, on Sunday stood by the director who was accused Saturday by his adopted daughter of molesting her when she was a child. “We have had a long, productive and rewarding relationship with Mr. Allen,” SPC said in a statement. 2 days 8 hours ago via donnieyen
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Woody Allen Calls Sexual Abuse Claims ‘Untrue and Disgraceful’

variety.com – Woody Allen has responded to allegations that he sexually abused his 7 year-old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. A rep for the filmmaker said: “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon.” “At the time, a thorough investigation was conducted by court appointed independent experts. 2 days 9 hours ago via jetli
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It’s Time to Shun Woody Allen (Guest Opinion)

thewrap.com – I’ll never watch another Woody Allen film again. That hurts. From “What’s Up Tiger Lily” to “Blue Jasmine,” I’ve been a fan, advocate of his world view, evangelist of his art — but no more. After reading Dylan Farrow’s op-ed in the New York Times where she alleges, in shocking detail, the sexual abuse that she suffered from Woody — my disgust will override any fandom feelings that may linger. 2 days 11 hours ago via jackiechan
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